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Louis B Rosenberg: Force feedback interface having isotonic and isometric functionality. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, James R Hickman & Martine Riegel, October 20, 1998: US05825308 (311 worldwide citation)

A force feedback interface having isotonic and isometric control capability coupled to a host computer that displays a graphical environment such as a GUI. The interface includes a user manipulatable physical object movable in physical space, such as a mouse or puck. A sensor detects the object's mo ...


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Matthew F Kelly, Bryan M Kelly: Skill-based card game. RLT Acquisition, Hickman & Martine, March 16, 1999: US05882258 (269 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing a skill-based card game. A game apparatus displays cards on a display screen. The cards are provided from a deck to played by a player according to rules of the card game, where the player can make moves during the game with the drawn cards. A game score is based ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Ramon Alarcon: Control input device for interfacing an elongated flexible object with a computer system. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, Hickman & Martine, October 13, 1998: US05821920 (223 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for interfacing an elongated flexible object with an electrical system. The apparatus includes an object receiving portion and a rotation transducer coupled to the object receiving portion adapted to determine the rotational motion of the elongated flexible object when the object is eng ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Sian W Tan: Method and apparatus for providing force feedback over a computer network. Immersion Corporation, James R Hickman & Martine Riegel, September 21, 1999: US05956484 (217 worldwide citation)

A method for providing force feedback over a network supporting TCP/IP protocols by: (a) sending from a client computer over a network supporting TCP/IP protocols, a connection request to a web server connected to the network that is hosting a desired URL; (b) receiving and processing an HTML file a ...


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Bryan M Kelly, Norman B Petermeier, Matthew F Kelly, J Richard Oltmann: Multi-game system with progressive bonus. RLT Acquisition, Hickman & Martine, April 28, 1998: US05743523 (173 worldwide citation)

An arcade game including a progressive bonus apparatus connected to a plurality of individual game units. The progressive bonus apparatus receives score contributions from each game unit to increase a progressive score. When players achieve a predetermined task on a game unit, they receive a non-mon ...


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Andrew E Davidson, Jon A Masamitsu: System and method for a distributed debugger for debugging distributed application programs. Sun Microsystems, Hickman & Martine, October 6, 1998: US05819093 (115 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing a distributed debugger system for a distributed target computer application are disclosed wherein the programmer/developer of the application can be at one host machine and wherein the application being developed makes use of objects and object implementations which ...


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Matthew F Kelly, Bryan M Kelly: Arcade game having multiple score indicators. RLT Acquisition, Hickman & Martine, September 8, 1998: US05803451 (90 worldwide citation)

A skill-based game including multiple score indicators is disclosed. The skill-based game preferably involves rolling a playing piece down a playing surface towards targets, and allowing the user to use the targets to manipulate multiple score indicators, so as to use one's skill to obtain a winning ...


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Taizo Yasutake: Touch sensitive input control device. ITU Research, Hickman & Martine, September 8, 1998: US05805137 (88 worldwide citation)

A family of controllers incorporate multiple force/touch sensitive input elements to provide intuitive input in up to six degrees of freedom, including position and rotation, in either a Cartesian, cylindrical or spherical coordinate system. Six dimensions of input can be generated without requiring ...


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Garry N Link: Laser diode driver having automatic power control with smooth enable function. Maxim Integrated Products, Hickman & Martine, September 1, 1998: US05802089 (74 worldwide citation)

A laser diode driver with automatic power control in which start-up characteristics are controlled to avoid unsafe power levels at a driven laser is disclosed. The laser diode driver according to the invention produces a bias control signal that controls a bias current source such that the bias curr ...


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Norman B Petermeier, Matthew F Kelly, Jayash J Lad, Bryan M Kelly, John G Kroeckel: Golfing game including object sensing and validation. RLT Acquisition, Hickman & Martine, January 19, 1999: US05860648 (70 worldwide citation)

An arcade game including an object sensor for detecting a playing piece directed by a player. A target field including at least one target receives the directed playing piece, and the sensor determines the identity and a position of the playing piece. A scoring mechanism provides a game score based ...